Swansea Bay University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Job summary

The Audiology department is concerned with testing hearing and balance function of patients of all ages. It also supplies several thousand hearing aids to adults and children each year. The service is now being extended in scope to deliver ear care / wax removal services in primary care locations.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will primarily be involved with providing audiological support in hospital based clinics in Singleton Hospital, Neath Port Talbot Hospital and Morriston Hospital, with less frequent travel to other clinic sites in the health board. The successful candidates may be required to provide ear care and assessment within Primary Care settings dependent on skills and experience.

The postholder will be expected to perform audiological investigations, create individual patient management plans, take aural impressions and prescribe hearing aid systems using real ear measurements. May also be expected to carry out domiciliary visits to housebound patients and visit patients on hospital wards to carry out hearing aid maintenance.

Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with meticulous attention to detail. Minimum qualifications are an undergraduate degree in Audiology or equivalent. Previous experience of working in a technical capacity within an audiology department is essential.

For further information please contact Sarah Theobald, Audiological Scientist, on (01792) 285270

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Working hours will be agreed upon conditional offer of appointment but will include the core hours of 9am - 5pm due to the requirement to cover ENT clinics. Successful candidates will be required to work in a number of hospital and community clinic locations routinely.

Person Specification

Qualifications and or Knowledge


  • BSc Audiology or equivalent
  • Eligibility for registration with RCCP



  • Ability to communicate technical information to colleagues, patients, manufacturers and suppliers

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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